Accession Number:

AD0632497

Title:

SELECTION FOR ANTARCTIC SERVICE

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Environmental conditions, group composition, and work roles at Antarctic scientific stations are described, and possible sources and effects of stress in these environments are indicated. Cultural and psychological characteristics of various Navy and civilian occupational groups represented in wintering-over parties are compared, and the selection problem and procedures are outlined. Personal history, clinical, and self description variables which correlated significantly with three performance criteria are presented for Navy enlisted and Seabee groups, providing a summary of characteristics that distinguish the successful Navy man at small Antarctic stations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE